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Summary Sunday: Ask Questions

Ask Questions

Who is afraid to ask questions? Many of us, I fear. But questions don't make us look dumb. Questions are engaging, build rapport and get the brain moving. We are not robots. We are humans, let's start acting like it and ask more questions- of ourselves and others. Ask questions that are reflective. Ask questions that [...]

Summary Sunday: Rise and Shine

rise and shine @careersherpa

Not all job hunting tips are created equal...some are just better than others. That's why I highlight the best ideas in job search in a weekly summary! (Oh, and I had to share this picture of yesterday's sunrise! It fits with the theme of this week's roundup of posts.) Do you know what it will [...]

4 Soft Skills Google Searches for in Candidates

Have you ever wondered what recruiters are secretly hiring for? You’ve seen the mile-long job description asking for everything imaginable. Which skills and attributes are really going to land you the job? Thomas L. Friedman's piece for The New York Times, “How to Get a Job at Google,” references an interview between Adam Bryant of the [...]

Signs Your Interview Didn’t Go Well

You know the feeling... the interview isn't going well, but what can you do about it? Lots, so don't leave without trying to fix it! The job interview really is supposed to be a conversation, not an interrogation. I know it can feel intimidating. They've got the job and you want the job. But sometimes, [...]

Summary Sunday: Career Communication

How you communicate in person and online reveals a lot about your professionalism, maturity, and overall tact and diplomacy. This week's summary addresses areas for communication improvement. What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate by Jeff Haden on LinkedIn Jeff Haden has written 9 really really great points. My hunch is, if you [...]

41 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

Do you know what others think about you? Do you really know? We often live inside our own heads so much, we forget to check in with the people who interact with us and know us. What important feedback are you missing by not asking? I shared this article last week and it got a [...]